Jake Hughes: “The car was so good today”

Jake Hughes - Credit: ID

Jake Hughes finished his first Macau Grand Prix in sixth position after a good recovery from tenth on the grid on Sunday, including making good passes on Hitech GP duo George Russell and Daniel Juncadella.

The Briton had been disappointed with the outcome of his Qualifying race on Saturday after finishing down in tenth having started sixth, but was much happier with the outcome on Sunday to reclaim that sixth.

Hughes was the leading rookie finisher in the event ahead of Russell, and admitted it was a pleasure to represent the Carlin team all weekend long at the legendary event and showing good pace throughout.

“I’m over the moon,” admitted Hughes.  “Yesterday I was a bit disappointed only finishing tenth, but even recovering back to my original qualifying position of sixth today, was awesome.  It’s more the manner in which we did it. 

“I managed to get a good start and passed two cars on the first lap into Lisboa, and after that I managed to get my head down and overtake both Hitech cars into Lisboa. 

“The car was so good today.  It was a pleasure to drive and thanks to everyone at Carlin for having me this week.”